In April 2016, the Portland Water Bureau’s Bull Run Dispatch Newsletter was honored with an Excellence in Communications Award from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA).
The Dispatch newsletter is published monthly for Water Bureau employees. Developed over 15 years ago, the goal of the newsletter has remained the same - to keep employees informed about relevant internal and external news and information.
The newsletter is notable as it provides information from groups and teams across the bureau, including customer service, engineering, operations, maintenance and construction, finance, resource planning and protection. On average, close to 50 Water Bureau employees are actively involved each month in the newsletter process; this includes contributing, researching, writing, and reviewing articles.
Other 2016 awards winners included the City of Hillsboro, Rainbow Water District, SUEZ, Rockwood Water PUD, Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District, City of the Dalles, Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership, and Clark Regional Wastewater District.